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14 Apr the long view

I've spent a lot of time this past year thinking about beginnings and endings. Beginnings: childhood, marriage, jobs, birth, moving to, friendships, creative projects large and small. Endings: singlehood, childlessness, moving away, death, friendships, creative projects large and small.I see a new landscape in front...

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01 Apr the edge of joy

I recently had the privilege of screening a new documentary by Dawn Sinclair Shapiro called The Edge of Joy about maternal mortality in Nigeria.More than 36,000 mothers die in Nigeria each year due to a simple lack of blood for transfusions and a lack of...

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12 Jan Meet the Thompsons

Readers, meet my good pals, Chris and Amy ("Weather") Thompson. I've known them about 8 years and we've managed to keep in touch fairly well despite a few moves (theirs and ours). They're the kind of sincere, laid-back, authentic, generous, adventurous, creative, fun friends that...

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14 Dec I’m a mess

There seems to be this misconception out there about me, that I have my shit together because I have this blog and I make stuff and write pretty words and photograph things.I've spent a lot of time with myself this year, and I can tell...

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15 Nov books without words

We've been reading The Red Book by Barbara Lehman with Bronwynn. Well, I say "reading," but there's not a single word in this book, not even on the cover. Instead, it's beautifully illustrated and completely open for interpretation. At first, we were a little lost....

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